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Should My Atlanta Home Install an Inside Shutter Mount or Outside Shutter Mount?

February 27, 2020

At your shutter consultation, you’ll need to decide how your plantation shutters are hung. You could opt for an inside mount, which sits inside the window recess. Or you can utilize an outside mount, where your shutter frame is attached outside the window ingress and is hidden by decorative trim.

Sometimes the choice of an inside mount or outside mount is controlled by your window type. But sometimes the decision is yours to match your design scheme. So, when should you utilize an inside or an outside mount?

When You Should Use an Inside Mount in Your Atlanta Home

Inside Shutter Mount Style

As the name implies, an inside shutter mount is installed on the inside of the window panel. Inside mounted shutters can work with either a Z-Frame or an L-Frame. The Z-Frame is secured inside the frame but has a slight lip around the window which gives it a elegant, polished look. By contrast, an L-frame lies flush to the wall, and doesn’t have any extra finishing trim.

If your window can take an inside mount, the decision for this frame style is mostly cosmetic. However, windows that aren’t evenly squared may want to stay with with a Z-frame. The overhang on a Z-frame will hide the imperfections of the windows. The Z-frame is also great for windows that have a tilt functionality. L-frames work best if your window already has decorative trim or you want to keep a conservative look for your window.

When You Should Install An Outside Mount in Your Atlanta Home 

Outside Shutter Mount Style
An outside mount attaches onto the wall and hangs over the window frame and not within it. The mounts are in an L-frame and comes with its own trim, so the shutter’s fixtures will still be stylishly secluded. The shutters tilt just like they do with an inside mount, and as a result of the trim, your guests won’t even see the difference.

If your windows are shallow and lack a firm frame, you will have to install an outside mount. They also are helpful when you need a piece of decorative trim surrounding the window to help it stand out more more. Many specialty windows with uncommon window frames, like arches or ovals, will need an outside mount, as will shutters for french and patio doors.

Inside And Out, Sunburst Can Help You Hang The Perfect Plantation Shutters 

To establish whether you should use an outside shutter mount or an inside shutter mount, don’t hesitate call in an expert. Sunburst is the premier shutter dealer in Atlanta and would love to help you find the most favorable way to install your shutters. Just call 404-962-8517 or fill in the form below for your complimentary in-home consultation.